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Sheep resting in the heat of May

Sheep resting in the heat of May Halsdon, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

The tree house, Tapeley Park garden

The tree house, Tapeley Park garden Tapeley Park, Instow, July 1986 More like this

Michael Davis, retired solicitor

Michael Davis, retired solicitor Dolton, February 1982 More like this

Village square

Village square Burrington, February 1987 More like this

Drying dogs, Bonny Pets parlour

Drying dogs, Bonny Pets parlour East the Water, Bideford, July 1983 More like this

Dr Richard Westcott talking to a patient,...

Dr Richard Westcott talking to a patient,... Chittlehamholt, February 1986 More like this

Thomas Ellacott in sack apron, Westacott

Thomas Ellacott in sack apron, Westacott Riddlecombe, August 1976 More like this

Church garden party

Church garden party Rectory, Chulmleigh, 5 July 1975 More like this

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire

Hedger’s lunch-break: Stephen Squire Lower Langham, Dolton, February 1980 More like this

Evening landscape

Evening landscape Brimblecombe, Dowland, September 1982 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

High quality prints of the images on this website can be purchased online, please see individual images for details.

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